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Share Nature's Treasures at Taste of the Arts
Lynne Elia and Karen Clark Co chairpersons
Taste of the Arts Featured Artist

". . . and a good time was had by all!" That is the promise from co-chairpersons Lynne Elia and Karen Clark to all those who attend the 19th annual Taste of the Arts, Nature's Treasures.

September 13, 2016
Neighborhood Art House
201 East 10th Street
5:00 pm
$ 75.00 per person
Reservations expected

"Taste of the Arts is an important opportunity for the children to showcase what they have learned" Sister Peg, Program Director recently explained, "and through their performance, to give back to those who have made it all possible." The children and teachers have worked hard to prepare for you. They know that those who come to Taste of the Arts help make the Neighborhood Art House possible. They are very excited to show you what they have learned.

The eagerness of our guests is evident each year as they begin to view the children's art work and make their selections. In addition to the framed art displayed in the front room, this year the children have dyed silk scarves using the Japanese Shibori method; some were then embellished with nature images. Be sure not to miss the decorated switch plates, acrylic painted wood bowls, clay ornaments, copper enamel jewelry and small framed art work. Experience has shown that many of our guests will get an early start on their holiday shopping!

Before the program that includes performances by the children, our guests can view and place their bids on art in a variety of media donated by professional artists. A new feature this year is a Treasure Board: Hidden Treasures. Some of the "treasures" are large, some are small, but everyone wins at the Treasure Board. Then it's on to the tent to sample delectable treasures of land, air and sea at the colorful buffet by Sabella's, to pick up a cocktail and visit with friends, old and new.

Take special note of the centerpieces on each table, lovely glass terrariums, some featuring local beach glass and all planted by the children. The final touch is the clay class contribution of nature's little creatures. Most of these beautiful centerpieces will go home with a lucky winner - perhaps that will be you!

One of the highlights of the evening is the live auction of an art piece created especially for this event by our Featured Student Artist. Each year an especially talented Art House participant is chosen and, in conjunction with Sister Peg, Program Director, determines the medium he/she wishes to explore. Jahir Rodriguez, now 14 years old has attended the Art House since the age of 7. He chose mosaics as his medium and, together with teacher Sharon Bannon, developed his project. Jahir offers a "one of a kind" mosaic-decorated console table for your consideration this year. Be sure to take a moment to meet Jahir and to take a good look at his beautiful table.

Acrylic Paint for TOATOA Sarah EverettDancers prepare for TOA
  • Relief Print, Khader (age 11) - 2016

    Relief Print, Khader (age 11) - 2016

  • Relief Print, Jonathon (age 9) - 2016 Neighborhood Art House

    Relief Print, Jonathon (age 9) - 2016

  • Charcoal, Nathan (age 11) - 2016 Neighborhood Art House

    Charcoal, Nathan (age 11) - 2016

  • Acrylic, Jennifer (age 9) - 2016 Neighborhood Art House

    Acrylic, Jennifer (age 9) - 2016

  • Reductive Relief, Jahir (age 13) - 2016 Neighborhood Art House

    Reductive Relief, Jahir (age 13) - 2016

  • Mixed Media, Qrethk (age 13) - 2016

    Mixed Media, Qrethk (age 13) - 2016

  • Mixed Media, Hager (age 10) - 2016 Neighborhood Art House

    Mixed Media, Hager (age 10) - 2016

  • Mixed Media, Geurchom (age 10) - 2016 Neighborhood Art House

    Mixed Media, Geurchom (age 10) - 2016

  • Pastel, Geurchom (age 10) - 2016 Neighborhood Art House

    Pastel, Geurchom (age 10) - 2016

  • Reductive Relief, Gerzayn (age 13) - 2016 Neighborhood Art House

    Reductive Relief, Gerzayn (age 13) - 2016

  • Oil Pastel, Rickimarie (age 7) - 2016 Neighborhood Art House

    Oil Pastel, Rickimarie (age 7) - 2016

  • Relief Print, Empathy (age 12) - 2016 Neighborhood Art House

    Relief Print, Empathy (age 12) - 2016

  • Pastel, Matthew (age 9) - 2016 Neighborhood Art House

    Pastel, Matthew (age 9) - 2016

Coming Events

December 8, 2016

December 9, 2016

Schedules and Registration Forms for the Winter/Spring Term will be available beginning December 9. They will be available for pick-up in the front office; they will also be available on line at www.neighborhoodarthouse.org.

January 3, 2017

The Winter/Spring Term begins.

Classes - 2016 Fall Term

2016 FALL PROGRAM

2016 fall program registration forms are now available! They can be picked-up at the Neighborhood Art House office, 201 East 10th Street or downloaded as a pdf. The 2016 Fall Program Schedule is the class registration form. One must be submitted for each child being registered. Only one 2016 Fall Participation Agreement is to be completed for the entire family.

Please be aware that registrations are processed in the order in which they have been received. As classes fill, your child's second or third class choice will be used. At times, even these are filled. We will do our best to place each child according to his/her preferences. Register early to increase the likelihood that you child will be placed in classes that have been chosen.

School-Year Program Hours
• Children ages 7 – 14:
   After school 3:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

• Teen Program – ages 12 - 18
   Evenings 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Photo Slideshows

Art House Classes: Spring to Summer

NAH Summer Field Trips

Contact Information

Neighborhood Art House
201 East 10th Street
Erie, PA 16503

Telephone: (814) 455-5508
Fax: (814) 480-8942

Sister Annette Marshall, OSB
Executive Director

Sister Peg Pilewski, OSB
Program Director

Inner-City Neighborhood Art House • 201 East 10th Street • Erie, PA 16503 • T: (814) 455-5508 • F: (814) 480-8942